Madison County Obituaries...

February 28, 2001


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Alma S. Murray
Miss Alma Sue Murray, 74, of Dallas, died Wednesday, February 23, 2001, at Phoebe Putney Memorial.
A native of Jackson County, Miss Murray was born November 28, 1926, a daughter of the late L.B. and Flora Bell McIntyre Murray.
Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 22, in Coleman-Stapler Cemetery, Nicholson, with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating.
Miss Murray is survived by three sisters, Hazel Lee Murray, Milledgeville, Wilma E. Richey, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Frances D. Turnor, Dallas.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 28, 2001

Jimmy M. Milford
Jimmy Milton Milford, 59, of Commerce, died Saturday, February 24, 2001.
A Commerce businessman, Mr. Milford was born in Gilmer County on July 28, 1941, a son of Everette Massey Milford, Commerce, and the late Ernest Milton Milford.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Commerce.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 26, at the First Baptist Church of Commerce with the Rev. Kent Cranford officiating. Burial was in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Commerce.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Milford is survived by his wife, Beverly Minish Milford, Commerce; daughter, Suzanne Milford, Commerce; son and daughter-in-law, Tracy and Marion Milford, Commerce; brother and sister-in-law, Jon and Barbara Milford, Commerce; sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Ken West, Commerce; one grandson, Blake Milford, Commerce; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 28, 2001

Thiara R. Calhoun
Mrs. Thiara Rhudene Moreland Calhoun, 77, of Ila, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001.
A native of Carroll County, Mrs. Calhoun was a daughter of the late Newton and Lottie Bell Moreland. She was the wife of the late J.C. Calhoun.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 24, at Emmanuel United Pentecostal Church, Nicholson, with the Rev. Jerry Wheeler officiating. Burial was in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Maxine Wright, Athens, Retanza Wheeler, Cartersville, Pamela Calhoun, Ila, and Carolyn Turner, Commerce; five sons, Rufus Calhoun, Decatur, Donnie Calhoun, Macon, Victor Calhoun and Ricky Calhoun, both of Ila, and Dexter Calhoun, Commerce; two sisters, Mildred Hammitt and Miriam Barringer, both of Dayton, Ohio; three brothers, James Moreland and Tommy Moreland, both of Dayton, Ohio, and Orville Moreland, Canton, Ohio; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 28, 2001

Ret. Sgt. Al Fielding
Ret. Sgt. Al Fielding, 70, of Colbert, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001.
A native of Oconee County, Mr. Fielding was a son of the late Everett and Myrt Christopher Fielding.
He was a retired sergeant of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Fielding was also a member of Antioch Christian Church, Watkinsville.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 23, with full military honors.
Survivors include his wife, Jurlee Fielding; four daughters, Mary Brown, Athens, and Margaret Boles, Sandra Craven and Janet Moon, all of Hull; one son, James Fielding, Watkinsville; one step-daughter, Jenny Logan, Hull; three step-sons, Chris Bonner and Waymon Bonner, both of Athens, and Louie Bonner, Watkinsville; four sisters, Stella Harbin and Edna Pugh, both of Watkinsville, and Bessie Eps and Sarah Norton, both of Jefferson; 12 grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 28, 2001

Grace F. Gordon
Mrs. Grace F. Gordon, 87, of Danielsville, died Friday, February 23, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Gordon was born January 12, 1914, in Madison County, a daughter of the late George Freeman and Annie Ginn Freeman.
She was a homemaker and farmer and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Her husband was the late James Chester Gordon.
Mrs. Gordon was preceded in death by four brothers, Lee Freeman, S.B. Freeman, Clinton Freeman and Frank Freeman, and a sister, Dot Escoe.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 25, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, with the Revs. Dayton Logan, Ray Jenkins and Albert Vaughn officiating. Burial was in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Gordon and Marvin Gordon, both of Danielsville; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Larry McGinnis, Danielsville; brother, G.B. Freeman, Danielsville; sisters, Gladys Rowland, Anderson, S.C., Nellie Hitchcock, Commerce, and Callie McClesky, Hartwell; and grandchildren, Angie McGinnis and Richard McGinnis, both of Danielsville, and Lee Gordon and John Gordon, both of Macon.
Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 28, 2001

Lester L. Cape
Lester L. Cape, 76, of Hull, retired longtime owner of Cape Construction Company, died Sunday, February 25, 2001.
A native of Madison County, Mr. Cape was a son of the late Paul Sim and Emma Coker Cape.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of Christian Life Worship Center, where he served on the Board and as a deacon. Mr. Cape was also a member of the Classic City CB Club.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, at Christian Life Worship Center with the Rev. John Ingham officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Lee Cape III, Christopher Revells, Brandon Fortson, Blake Fortson, Colton Cape, Justin Cape, Ken Phillips and Mark Vinson served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Lozelle Segars Cape; two daughters, Arlette Cape Revells, Athens, and Carole Cape, Winterville; two sons, Greg Cape, Hull, and Lee Cape, Athens; nine grandchildren, Laura Revells Allen, Christopher Revells, Lee Cape III, Brandon Fortson, Blake Fortson, Candace Cape, Justin Cape, Colton Cape and Zack Cape; and five great-grandchildren, Smith Cape, Chase Allen, Victoria Allen, Brennan Revells and David Revells.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 28, 2001

Mary M. Gearing
Mrs. Mary "Elizabeth" Matthews Gearing, 56, of Nicholson, died Sunday, February 25, 2001, at her residence.
Mrs. Gearing was born May 27, 1944, in Clarke County. She was a daughter of Thomas H. and Estelle Sorrow Matthews, Athens.
Mrs. Gearing was a homemaker and was a member of Living Waters Worship Center.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, in the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. William Whitfield and Dennis Kesler officiating. Burial was in the Center United Methodist Church cemetery.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gearing is survived by her husband, Ray Gearing, Nicholson; two brothers, Herbert Matthews, Danielsville, and James H. Matthews, Jefferson; four sisters, Dianne Compton, Comer, Edna Landrum and Louise Marlow, both of Athens, and Martha Patrick, Danielsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Little-Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 28, 2001

Taveon Nowells
Taveon Nowells, infant son of Antonio Nowells and Tanisia Gresham, Comer, died Thursday, February 22, 2001.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 25, in the Friendship Baptist Church cemetery, Lexington.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his grandparents, Ardell Gresham, John Gresham and Janette Nowell; and his great-grandmother, Mattie Sue Gresham.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The Madison County Journal, February 28, 2001


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